The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing people together to advance quality of life in Greater Miami.  Our team of committed professionals is integral to the Foundation’s work of mobilizing resource and strengthening our community.

Work with us! We’re looking for community champions to join our team. View our open positions here.

Executive Team


REBECCA FISHMAN LIPSEY
PRESIDENT AND CEO
CHARISSE GRANT
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND STRATEGY ADVISOR
TOBY DOUTHWRIGHT
VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
YAZMIN VALIDO
ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND CEO

Philanthropic Services

When you are looking for information on how you can partner with The Miami Foundation, when you have a question about your Fund, or when you want to discuss your charitable legacy, contact this team:

JANELL KAPLAN
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES 

Community Investments

This team oversees all program and grantmaking-related activities for the Foundation and building relationships with Miami’s nonprofit community. When you are looking for an innovative program that is accomplishing great things in our community, when you have a question about one of our grant programs or when you want more information on how to partner with the foundation on a special initiative, contact this team:

KAMILAH WALLEN
DIRECTOR OF GRANTS ADMINISTRATION
VALERIE CRUM
PROGRAMS MANAGER

Communications & External Affairs

When you want a representative of the Foundation to speak to your group, have questions regarding the Foundation’s marketing and public outreach, need a quote/image from the Foundation or if you are a member of the media with questions, contact the Communications and External Affairs department. This branch drives change through digital media strategy, community engagement, and collective impact amplification.

Finance & Operations

This team is responsible for both the financial and fiscal management and the general operations of the Foundation.  They coordinate our business planning, accounting, talent, and internal organization work. When you have questions about the Foundation’s inner workings, when you would like a copy of your Fund statement, or when you need information about a grant check, contact this team:

The Miami Foundation